Obama had his Obamacare gloatfest today. If you’re believing his assertion that he’s attained all the signups he needs so conveniently on deadline day, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. There’s also some ‘nyah, nyah, you can’t repeal it anymore’ bilge going on. But while we all have to tolerate the insufferable loser for the moment, consider what’s going to happen when no one is defending him anymore.
It’s going to happen, if for no other reason than that Democrat job security will eventually depend on it.
President Football Spiker can laugh it up now, but he isn’t exactly riding high on a stable law. He’s been tweaking it constantly, and very likely in an extra-constitutional manner, just to save his party from 2014. The problem is that 2014 isn’t the last election his party will have to face. At some point in the near future, the truly nasty stuff coming from this bill is going to hit, and Democrats in Congress will have to decide if Obama’s ego or their jobs are more important. Once he’s out of the Presidency, the weights on that scale will shift heavily towards job preservation.
Granted, this is conditional on the Republicans actually having worthwhile people to elect in their stead and not blowing it with amnesty (thanks for sounding like McCain, Rand Paul). Even then, they may win despite themselves just long enough to make the Democrats feel the pain. That means Democrat jobs go away and they have to live outside the DC bubble. Not a happy prospect in exchange for defending a soon-to-be ex-President and his increasingly untenable legacy.
When that day comes, Obama’s not going to be so smarmy, and he will get to watch.